Facebook Will Now Pay Bug Bounties on the Oculus Rift

on August 21, 2014 6:55 AM

Facebook has added the Oculus Rift VR headset to its bug bounty program, which pays out rewards to security researchers who find bugs in their software and report them.

Facebook security engineer Neal Poole stated that for the moment, most bugs are cropping up in the messaging system for Oculus developers and the Oculus website, but in the future it’s possible that the bug bounty program will be used to protect users of the headset itself.

A lot of the issues that come up with Oculus are not necessarily in the hardware yet. Potentially in the future, if people were to go explore and find issues in the SDK or the hardware, that is definitely of interest to us.